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October 24, 2008

Naval Strike And Air Warfare Center Receives Unit's First Super Hornet

Two-Seat F/A-18F Flown To NAS Fallon In Nevada

The commander of Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC) landed the unit's first F/A-18F Super Hornet at it's new home at Nevada's Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon this week.

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September ORD Runway Overrun Has Interesting Backstory...

NTSB Prelim Notes AA Crew's Decision To Continue On Battery Power

What seemed initially to be a relatively minor runway overrun incident at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport last month has become something much more interesting... with the revelation the American Airlines Boeing 757 landed with limited electrical power.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 10.24.08

Press Release 101, With ANN's Rob Finfrock

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.24.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.24.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Press Release 101: 10.24.08 (ANN Special Report, with ANN Managing Editor Rob Finfrock.)

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AD: MDHI

AD NUMBER: PL2008-22-53 MANUFACTURER: MDHI SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive PL2008-22-53 SUMMARY: This superseding Emergency Airworthiness Directive (EAD) is prompted by 4 occurrences on the MD900 helicopters with failed left Vertical Stabilizer Control System (VSCS) adapter tubes where the vertical stabilizer became uncontrollable, resulting in reduced yaw control of the helicopter.

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AD: Hawker Beechcraft

AD NUMBER: 2008-22-11 MANUFACTURER: Hawker Beechcraft Corporation SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-22-11 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) Model 390 airplanes.

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AD: General Electric

AD NUMBER: 2008-21-11 MANUFACTURER: General Electric SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-21-11 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80C2 series and CF6-80E1 series turbofan engines.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.24.08

DayJet's orphaned Eclipse fleet may soon find a home.
Forgetting to set the flaps happens more often than we know.
And you'll no longer have to qualify as a jet jock to fly for the US

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.24.08

DayJet's orphaned Eclipse fleet may soon find a home.
Forgetting to set the flaps happens more often than we know.
And you'll no longer have to qualify as a jet jock to fly for the US

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ANN Special Feature: Rob Finfrock, Press Releases 101 - 10.24.08

Paul Plack talks with ANN Managing Editor Rob Finfrock, who offers a primer on how, and when, to submit news to Aero News Network.

FMI: www.aero-news.net<

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LOBO Forms To Support Lancair Aircraft Enthusiasts

Lancair Builders, Flyers, And Fans... Unite!

Aero-News received word this week about the creation of LOBO -- the Lancair Owners and Builders Organization, a new support group representing Lancair aircraft enthusiasts.

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If At First You Don't Succeed: NASA Successfully Fires Up Hubble Backup System

Camera Observations Expected To Resume Saturday

NASA is cautiously optimistic the Hubble Space Telescope is finally on its way back to almost-normal operations, following a three-week hiatus.

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Lockheed Martin F-35 Successfully Wraps Up Testing At Edwards AFB

Trial Validates Readiness For Future Test Deployment

The first Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter has finished all planned testing at California's Edwards Air Force Base, demonstrating that the aircraft, the support crews, and contractor and military service personnel are ready for the dramatically expanded flight testing on the program's horizon.

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High-Flying 'Presidents' Take Top Honors In Moviephone Poll

Aviation, Heroism Trump Mere Understanding Of Economic Issues

If you're frustrated by the two major party choices for US President, maybe you'll want to write in James Marshall. E! Entertainment News reports a recent poll shows many Americans like him best.

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Pilot Recounts Tale Of 1957 UFO Encounter

Says He Has "Not The Foggiest Idea" What Actually Happened

More than a half-century after being ordered to fire on a massive UFO, a retired American pilot remains frustrated that he's been unable to uncover the truth behind the encounter.

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NASA'S Next Moon Mission Begins Thermal Vacuum Test

LRO Undergoes Environmental Testing At Goddard SFC

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has begun environmental testing in a thermal vacuum that simulates the harsh rigors of space.

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Aero-TV: Keeping History Alive -- The B-17 Flying Fortress (Part 2)

NEVER, EVER, Forget... LSFM's B-17 Is A Living/Flying Museum

Amidst all the gleaming and shiny new whiz-bangs at Oshkosh 2008, were a few ghosts of the past. Birds that had seen better days and been forced to prove themselves on the field of battle not once but a hundred times... and more. The have tales to tell and inside them all lay the hopes, dreams and even blood of the brave crews that chased the enemies of freedom from the skies, despite the fear, the danger and the uncertainty of a World War.

Expedition 17 Lands Safely In Kazakhstan

No Sign Of Previous Soyuz Reentry Woes

Commander Sergei Volkov and Flight Engineer Oleg Kononenko of the 17th International Space Station crew landed safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan at 2337 EDT Thursday, after more than six months in space.

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Aero-TV: Keeping History Alive -- The B-17 Flying Fortress (Part 2)

NEVER, EVER, Forget... LSFM's B-17 Is A Living/Flying Museum

Amidst all the gleaming and shiny new whiz-bangs at Oshkosh 2008, were a few ghosts of the past. Birds that had seen better days and been forced to prove themselves on the field of battle not once but a hundred times... and more.

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US Pilots Admit To Same Oversight That Led To Spanair Accident

ASRS Data Indicates Improper Takeoff Flap Settings Reported 55 Times Since 2000

The August 20 downing of a Spanair MD-82 on takeoff has cast the spotlight on a relatively mundane task for most pilots: setting proper flap positions.

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One Lost, Two Injured In WA Stinson Voyager Downing

Aircraft Impacts Tree Near Concrete; Engine "Sputter" Reported

Witnesses say they heard the engine of a Stinson 108-1 Voyager 'sputter' shortly before the aircraft crashed Wednesday night, killing the pilot and injuring two passengers.

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USAF Launches Two New Programs To Attract UAV Pilots

Specialized Program Wants Candidates With No Military Flight Experience

The urgent need for more personnel capable of operating unmanned aerial vehicles has led the US Air Force to launch two new training programs... including one bound to raise eyebrows in the fighter pilot community.

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Boeing Prepares To Re-Launch Aircraft Financing Arm

Shores Up Reserves To Help Airlines Continuing Buying Planes

Hoping to hold onto existing record aircraft orders, Boeing plans to ramp up its aircraft financing program in the face of frozen investment markets and a slumping global economy.

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PlanetSpace Strengthens Bid For NASA ISS Commercial Resupply Services Contract

Adds Boeing To Lockheed Martin/ATK Team

PlanetSpace announced this week it has added Boeing's Space Exploration division to its existing teammates, Alliant Techsystems and Lockheed Martin, on the proposed solution to NASA for the Commercial Resupply Services to the International Space Station.

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Klyde Morris (10.24.08)

Klyde! Don't Give NASA Any Bright Ideas!

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Raytheon Miniaturized Radio System Onboard Indian Lunar Probe

Chandrayaan-1 To Search For Ice On Moon

Sensing technology developed by Raytheon will help to determine whether the polar regions of the moon contain ice.

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Orbital Outfitters Selected For NASA Space Suit Work

Joins Texas A&M University On Moon–Mars Suit Design Project

Orbital Outfitters, the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) of the Texas A&M University System, has been selected by NASA with its partner Dittmar Associates  to develop new concepts for a "soft shoulder" for NASA's new Constellation space suit that is to support future missions to the International Space Station and beyond.  These missions include the return of humans to the moon and potentially to Mars. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.24.08)

Aero-Linx!

Formed in 1970 at Brampton, Ontario in Canada, the Great War Flying Museum is an all-volunteer group is dedicated to recreating the sights, sounds and feel of World War One combat aircraft. In doing so, they honor the pilots who served with gallantry and distinction during the Great War of 1914 - 1918. They build, maintain and fly World War One replica fighter aircraft. They also have a display of precious artifacts to take you back to that time in history.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.24.08): Wilde Sau

Aero-Terms!

German for wild boar, this was the name given to a technique by which British night bombers were mainly engaged by single-seat fighter planes. The  fighters visually acquiring the bombers, either by their shadow on the clouds illuminated from below by the burning city or by the Flak searchlights.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.24.08)

"This represents a disturbing trend. There are obvious human errors that are being made that take away ... layers of safety."

Source: Flight Safety Foundation president Bill Voss. The August 20 downing of a Spanair MD-82 on takeoff has cast the spotlight on a relatively mundane task for most pilots: setting proper flap positions. And based on figures cited by USA Today... that may be a good thing. The national news journal says US pilots reported 55 incidents of improper flap and slat settings on takeoff to NASA's National Aviation Operations Monitoring System since 2000.

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